San Diego County Jail - Vista Detention Facility Inmate Phone & Email

San Diego County Jail - Vista Detention Facility INMATE PHONE USE

SECURUS INMATE PHONE SYSTEM

San Diego County Jail - Vista Detention Facility uses Securus Phone System for Inmate Calling.

Securus has three (3) inmate phone calling programs. 

Check here to see which programs are served by San Diego County Jail - Vista Detention Facility.

Contact Securus Online

Contact Securus by Phone:

972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591

 

1.  AdvanceConnect – Good Option if you are on a budget

This type of account offers you the following benefits:

  • The maximum funding amount is up to $50.00 per transaction.
  • You are able to receive inmate calls as long as funds are available in your account.
  • You can add multiple phone numbers to your account so your loved one can reach your home phone, work phone, cell phone, other relatives, neighbors, friends, etc.
  • Calls will connect to cell phones (subject to facility restrictions).
  • You have 24/7/365 access to your account on the website or by contacting via phone.

2.  Inmate Debit – Good Option if you are on a budget

This type of account offers you the following benefits:

  • You can fund an Inmate Debit account without having your own calling account
  • Inmates can call anyone on their approved calling list without requiring friends and family to create separate prepaid accounts
  • Calls will connect to cell phones (subject to facility restrictions)
  • The maximum funding amount is $50.00 per transaction
  • You have 24/7/365 access to fund an inmate’s Debit account on our website or by contacting us via phone
  • Funds placed in the Inmate Debit account will become the property of the inmate and friends & family members will not be able to receive refunds on this account. This product is currently available at limited facilities.

3.  Direct Bill – Used by those with long term inmates, Lawyers, etc. 

A Direct Bill account allows you to receive collect calls from inmates and have the charges billed directly to you each month from Securus Correctional Billing Services (SCBS). 

  • This account is a good option if the inmate is incarcerated for longer than two years or if you are an attorney, bail bondsmen, consulate, social worker or other small business or government agency.
  • With verification or approved credit, you can receive an itemized monthly bill statement from SCBS for your calls. 

How Does An Inmate Make A Phone Call From San Diego County Jail - Vista Detention Facility?

Collect Calls

Almost every jail, including San Diego County Jail - Vista Detention Facility, will allow inmates to contact pre-approved friends and family members' phones by calling collect.

This is typically the most expensive way to contact people by phone and in many cases, it requires credit approval or a deposit to be made into a third-party phone company account through a contract with the jail.

Direct Calls

Many jails are now contracting with a third party service (for a fee) that is less expensive and allows your inmate to use their phone system to make direct calls to your land line or cell phone.

To find out about San Diego County Jail - Vista Detention Facility phone services, call (760) 940-4473.

Some jails also allow sell phone cards directly to an inmate in the jail commissary store.

Can I Communicate By Email With An Inmate?

A growing number of jails now offer email services to inmates and their families. This can save you time by letting you view your email from your smart phone, computer, or tablet, whenever you wish.

You don't have to deal with envelopes, stamps or the post office.

Inmates like it because the emails typically eliminate delayed mail runs so they can get your correspondence quickly and send responses immediately.

Jail staffs like it as it eliminates concerns about contraband entering the facility in envelopes and on paper. It also allows the jail to have an electronic record that can be called upon at any time.

Anything you or your inmate writes in an email service is put through a filtering program that looks for certain words related to criminal and/or gang activities.

There have been multiple cases in which emails between inmates and their friends or loved ones have been used as evidence in criminal court cases to convict them or to file new charges.

Call (760) 940-4473 or click here to see if email services are being offered at this jail and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.

Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call San Diego County Jail - Vista Detention Facility at (760) 940-4473 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.

Many jails and prisons are increasingly restricting the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone by placing daily and monthly limits, so try to pace yourself and not use up all your time at the beginning of the month.

Jails limit an inmate's phone time to certain hours of the day, so it is important you keep a regular schedule that works for both you and your inmate.

If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.

Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.

All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!

Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

Click here to view the jail website for additional information. 

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